HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(dealnews.com, the premier resource for the best deals on consumer electronics, gadgets, computers, apparel, and more, today released its 2012 Black Friday Predictions report, which aims to help consumers save money by shopping online this holiday season.)--With only 52 days left until Black Friday,
“TV becomes the new entry level size: shoppers can expect deals starting at $299. Once unattainable for the average consumer, 55”
dealnews’ annual Black Friday Predictions report is an invaluable resource that outlines anticipated deals for a wide variety of the season’s hottest consumer electronics and more. In the 2011 report, three out of every four price predictions were either matched or listed cheaper than dealnews estimates.
Some of the findings from this year’s report include:
- Apple's annual Black Friday sale always generates lots of buzz and media interest, which is odd because it's the same sale year after year.
- Expect deals on the iPad 2 for less than $300, likely with in-store pickup at select retailers.
- There will be at least one deal on the iPhone 5.
- The best bang for your buck will be smaller sets: consumers should opt for a 42" instead of a 32".
- The 47" TV becomes the new entry level size: shoppers can expect deals starting at $299.
- Once unattainable for the average consumer, 55" HDTVs will be on sale for $499.
- Desktop replacements will drop to new price lows.
- Budget dual-core 15" to 16" laptops will go as low as $179.
- Ultraportables are the hottest trend in laptops; consumers should grab them for less than $400.
- Two popular airlines will offer their best base rates of the year.
- Look for sitewide hotel sales from travel sites like Expedia.
The dealnews 2012 Black Friday Predictions report also includes buying advice, shopping tips and other projected deals on tablets and eBook readers, smartphones, gaming and toys, Blu-ray and media players, and apparel.
To view the full 2012 Black Friday Predictions report, visit http://dealnews.com/black-friday.html
For its Black Friday predictions, dealnews uses up to three years of historical data based on deals listed on dealnews.com. Using that data, dealnews extrapolates expected sales for Black Friday by applying current trends to historical Black Friday price drops. In so doing, the company corrects for anomalies such as outliers, floor effects, and disruptive new technologies that influence pricing trends.
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